|Curt and Uncle Brett Live at The Attic on 2006-03-18 - Curt and Uncle Brett|
1. Eyes of the World Jam
Keywords: Live concert
|Curt and Uncle Brett Live at The Attic - Rehearsal on 2006-03-18 - Curt and Uncle Brett|
1. The Jam of Eyes in the Key of E
Keywords: Live concert
|The Forbidden Belfry - Curt Siffert|
A bunch of kids got into that belfry tower by that abandoned church over by the cemetery yard. They don't know what they're getting into.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; new age; church; bells; dismemberment
|5/6/06 evening (6pm) - Curt Siffert|
A more energetic improvisation in F minor. I kind of cheated on this, because the material was too hard to play completely raw. So I worked on it for about a half hour to feel solid with the material and the form before recording it.
Keywords: piano; performance; live; classical; new age; jazz; improvisation
|Before A Kiss - Curt Siffert|
You consider, removed from the moment, and then time stops as the breeze still blows.
Keywords: new age; piano; improvisation; kiss
|Rundown Playground - Curt Siffert|
It used to be a nice playground. But the teeter totter's rusty. The swings have broken chains. There's probably broken glass somewhere.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; childhood; playground; broken
|Phoenix Grace - Curt Siffert|
The second chance, bestowed to those that don't expect it and don't realize they deserve it.
Keywords: classical; piano; improvisation; new age; performance; podcast; phoenix; grace
|Stubbing Toes (5/16/06 #3) - Curt Siffert|
I almost didn't include this one because it sucks and because I completely gave up in the middle. But then I listened to it and it made me crack up. So, "Stubbing Toes" it is.
Keywords: piano; jazz; improvisation; mistakes; tritones; performance
|Abandoned Mansion - Curt Siffert|
How would the mansion feel if it were alone, forgotten, and hungry? A mixture of creaking, dignity, and paralysis.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; performance; new age; creaky; abandonment
|An Elusive Sweetness - Curt Siffert|
It's the slightly sweeter life - the poetry of stillness and destination from the slightly different path.
Keywords: new age; piano; improvisation; performance; missed chances
|Busted Lemonade Stand - Curt Siffert|
Lemonade stands always sound like such a good idea. Although sometimes there's splinters in the plywood, or the ice melts too fast, or you realize you don't have enough dixie cups, so you start reusing them. And the day stretches on.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; jazz; rag; stride; slow; performance; lemonade; summer
|Creating Lilypads - Curt Siffert|
You're a God. You wake up one morning and discover that you can create lilypads. You endeavor to scatter them out to every body of water on the planet.
Keywords: piano; new age; improvisation; performance; lilypads; god; frogs
|A Young Church - Curt Siffert|
It starts with a gathering. Healthy ideals. A gentle church is formed, and it grows - hopefully not too quickly.
Keywords: new age; piano; improvisation; podcast; performance; church; bells
|Weightless Temple - Curt Siffert|
Cathedrals are peaceful, but imposing. What if you could find one that rose from the water or floated in the air?
Keywords: piano; new age; performance; improvisation; temple; cathedral; meditation; floating
|Slacker Fairies - Curt Siffert|
You'd think that fairies are all about flying around in the forest carrying around tree sap and dewdrops and repairing lily pads and throwing surprise parties for baby animals. But really, some of them just want to sit around and smoke bark.
Keywords: piano; new age; jazz; improvisation; lazy; slacker; fairies; performance
|4/29/06 nighttime - Curt Siffert|
Sort of a weird Lynchy thing. Wasn't really feeling focused while doing this one so you're allowed to laugh at me. :)
Keywords: piano; improvisation; jazz
|Strumming Lost Threads (5/16/06 #2) - Curt Siffert|
Something about this piece makes me think of trying to remember an old memory but then not really minding when you can't. Maybe because you're drunk on a porch swing. (See "Drunk On A Porch Swing".)
Keywords: piano; classical; new age; improvisation; performance; memories
|Glass Moth - Curt Siffert|
This one didn't really solidify into a concept until about 90 seconds in, but it made me think of something that fluidly flies around but is also kind of brittle.
Keywords: piano; new age; performance; improvisation; glass; moth; brittle
|Empty Circus Fields - Curt Siffert|
Small town circuses set up in big fields... I wonder how much of a relief it is to have the big fields back after the circus leaves.
Keywords: piano; new age; improvisation; chordal; circus; slow
|Small Town Sunday - Curt Siffert|
It's Sunday afternoon. That period of time between chapel and dinner, that mental space between doing chores and doing nothing. A town's memories are created.
Keywords: piano; chords; jazz; new age; improvisation; performance
|Slow Rain - Curt Siffert|
I decided to start with a melody this time, and then build around it. I like the unexpected nature of the 4:3. And the octaves in the melody reminded me of droplets. This is take #9.
Keywords: piano; new age; improvisation; four against three; rain; performance; melody
|Rude Phrygian - Curt Siffert|
Well, I learned about Phrygian cords recently, and they often sound pretty cool in jazz. So I tried throwing one in the middle of this more new-agey improv, and wow, was it awful. So, what if a Phrygian was actually a guy from some strange culture that walked in the room and offended everyone? Well, maybe this is what it would sound like.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; new age; jazz; phrygian
|Insects Crossing Ice - Curt Siffert|
Small creepy creatures trying desperately to cross something slick. They flail about, but eventually succeed with pride.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; performance; insects; slippery; ice
|Ice Cream Bully - Curt Siffert|
He's seven, and tough. He might take your ice cream. Or maybe he'll make you swallow your bubble gum.
Keywords: jazz; piano; improvisation; performance; ice cream; bubble gum; bully; child
|Adipem Frumenti [FF 000] - Adipem Frumenti|
The street performance side project of The Rickets
|Camel Boogie - Curt Siffert|
Despite popular belief, camels have been known to shimmy. It is a rare occurrence because camels are apt to conserve their energy. But with enough of a water source, they'll shimmy, stoop, and strut. They're better than you might think, although not by a lot.
Keywords: jazz; piano; improvisation; camels; sloshing humps
Downloads: 2,425 (1 review)
|Planning Shenanigans - Curt Siffert|
When one takes oneself too seriously, it's up to the subversive creatures to restore balance.
|Old Toy Soldier (5/16/06 #1) - Curt Siffert|
Listening to this made me think of an old toy soldier marching around, long since forgotten by his owner.
Keywords: piano; march; classical; soldier; toy; improvisation
|Possessed Saloon - Curt Siffert|
Listening to this one, I just couldn't help but think of it as a saloon piano that might have been trying to play itself. Saloon pianos are kind of oddball.
Keywords: piano; jazz; improvisation; weird; chromatic; performance; drunk; saloon; possessed
|Emotional Giant - Curt Siffert|
Giants get emotional too. They stomp around and kick at trees and punch clouds and wipe their noses on handfuls of shrubbery... but they eventually feel better.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; giant; emotion; loud blubbering; damaged shrubbery
|5/9/06 nighttime - Curt Siffert|
Exploring C Major, improvised late at night after a day of recharging from a weird weekend
Keywords: piano; improvisation; new age
|March Of The Caterpillars - Curt Siffert|
It actually seems a tad Latin, but just a tad. So, maybe they're caterpillars in Ernesto Lecuona's garden. Either way, these caterpillars are a bit full of themselves. This is take #8.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; latin; caterpillars; bugs; ernesto leucona; ernesto lecuona; performance
|Drunk On A Porch Swing (5/16/06 #4) - Curt Siffert|
Sitting on a porch swing, swinging back and forth, looking at a sun-drenched field with dandelions and breezes, except your lemonade is spiked and you're completely soused.
Keywords: piano; jazz; improvisation; drunk; lazy
|Stalking Toddler - Curt Siffert|
You ever notice how toddlers are really bad at hide and seek? And chase? They think they're being all sneaky and scary, and they're just not. They're really bad at it.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; jazz; toddlers; stalking; hide and seek
Downloads: 389 (1 review)
|Dirty Water - Curt Siffert|
It's creepy and there are things in it that might grab you, or at least stick to you in an unpleasant way.
Keywords: piano; improvisation; performance; creepy; water; sticky; gross
|Calliope Raglet (5/15/06) - Curt Siffert|
A weird little rag-ish thing in C minor. Well, it's sort of C major, too. Mostly improvised, but I cheated a bit on this one, too - the first two bars have been playing in my head for a while now. Kind of obnoxious, huh?
Keywords: piano; improvisation; performance; jazz; classical; rag; ragtime
|Secret Treehouse Gang - Curt Siffert|
The meetings are planned by writing messages inside of paper throwing stars. No girls allowed.
Keywords: jazz; piano; improvisation; performance; treehouse; kids; boys; girls are gross
|Curtis and Uncle Brett Live in The Attic - Curtis Eustace|
Me and My Uncle Jamming in our attic
Downloads: 126 (1 review)